UNUO: Accessible tourism and work with groups with special needs and all types of disabilities

first_imgAssociation of teachers in the field of hospitality education ( UNUO ), as part of the CookLook project organizes a free workshop “Accessible tourism and work with groups with special needs and all types of disabilities” which will be held 04.10.2016. in Zagreb.The project activities are also aimed at introducing tourist guides to the basics of working with groups with special needs and all types of disabilities, and see the entire program of the workshop here. After more than 12 years of working in restaurants and hotels, as well as in the hotel restaurant of the Esplanade Hotel, Vedran Habel, president of the Association of Teachers in Hospitality Education, decided to share his knowledge and experience and educate people with special needs to improve quality of life. Due to the desire to improve education, he founded an association so that as many people eager to transfer knowledge as possible get the opportunity to be part of various educational projects. “I had a desire to transfer the gained work experience to others, so I got a job as a teacher of cooking and a teacher of national dishes at the Public Open University in Zagreb. After some time and experience, I was intrigued by the differences between people, so I expanded my teaching horizons to various workshops related to projects to improve the lives of people with disabilities, teaching cooking skills to people with disabilities, cooking for women ambassadors, nutrition nutrition athletes and more countless other educational programs. ” said Habel.The vision of the association is to improve the education of people with disabilities, and that through education and cooking workshops, above all, provide an opportunity for people with disabilities to show their ability to work in the hospitality industry and more easily find employment in the profession. For more information on the Association of Teachers in the Hospitality Education, see website.last_img read more

Online reader comments can provide valuable feedback to news sites

first_imgLinkedIn Pinterest Email For years, news organizations that post content on the Internet have allowed readers to leave comments about stories. Often, these readers’ comments become a forum for political debates and other communication that the news organizations do not consider important to their journalistic practices.Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that editors and owners of news organizations may want to pay more attention to what their readers are saying about their news stories in order to better serve their consumers. Timothy Vos, an associate professor of journalism studies at MU, says that readers value different journalistic traits as well as hold other expectations for journalists.“Traditional journalistic values include traits such as objectivity, truthfulness and accuracy,” Vos said. “Although most journalists were trained and brought up valuing these ideals, we found that many readers have an additional list of traits that they value in their news reporting. Although news organizations don’t necessarily need to readjust what ideals they find important, they should at least understand what their readers value, not only to serve them better, but also to maintain viability.” Sharecenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Facebook For his study, Timothy Vos and Stephanie Craft, an associate professor at the University of Illinois, and David Wolfgang, a doctoral student at MU, examined thousands of reader comments on ombudsman columns of three national online news publications: The New York Times, Washington Post and National Public Radio (NPR). They found reoccurring comments calling for journalistic ideals outside of traditional values, such as transparency.Vos also found that readers often hold journalism outlets to basic social standards that are better applied to individuals rather than corporate entities. He found multiple occurrences of such adjectives as sanctimonious, self-absorbed, judgmental, inhumane, and lazy to describe entire news outlets. Vos says leaders of news outlets should be aware of how their organizations are being judged by readers.“News organizations, like all businesses, are seeking to establish and build their identities,” Vos said. “In doing so, it is important to know how people view their brand and what standards they hold for you. News leaders need to understand how readers are anthropomorphizing their organizations by applying human adjectives to non-human entities. Understanding this phenomenon can help news organizations better evaluate and address how to best present their brands to the public.”This study was published in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.last_img read more

Advance Auto Parts Names Scott Bauhofer Senior Vice President and General Manager, E-Commerce

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts today announced the appointment of Scott Bauhofer as senior vice president and general manager, e-commerce. Bauhofer’s responsibilities include the development and operation of the company’s e-commerce sites for both DIY and Commercial customers. He will be responsible for creative, content, operations, customer care, web analytics, paid search, search engine optimization and affiliate marketing for the websites.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Bauhofer will report to Kevin Freeland, chief operating officer, and will be based in a Northern California city within Silicon Valley, which will allow him to recruit an e-commerce team from the talent that is available from the Silicon Valley. “Scott will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said Freeland. “Scott’s experience over the last 10 years in e-commerce with top companies will be invaluable in the development of our Commercial and Retail websites.” Prior to joining Advance, Bauhofer most recently served as vice president, consumer sales strategy for Symantec Corp., where he was responsible for developing sales strategies for the Norton product line. Prior to that, Bauhofer served as senior vice president – direct sales, warranty services for West Marine, where he was responsible for the direct sales business unit – web, call center, catalog and online marketing. Prior to his position at West Marine, he served as senior vice president – direct consumer and small business segments, “Box and Beyond,” for Gateway Computers. Prior to that, he held various positions at Best Buy, last serving as senior vice president and general manager of its Online Stores at BestBuy.com.  Bauhofer has a bachelor of arts degree in history from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján To Host Teletownhall On COVID-19

first_imgU.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, will hold a Teletownhall on COVID-19.He will discuss the steps Congress is taking to address the coronavirus emergency and keep communities healthy.Luján will be joined by New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel to provide crucial updates on the state and federal response to this public health threat.Teletownhall Access:WHEN: 7 p.m. MT Tuesday, March 17CALL-IN NUMBER: 877-229-8493CODE: 112437last_img read more

DWI Charge In Car Crash

first_imgA 44-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested June 1 on driving while intoxicated charges after he crashed the car he was driving into a telephone pole in Hampton Bays, New York State Police said.Benjam Lupia got into an accident on Hildreth Place near Old North Highway shortly after 2 AM, according to police. There was a report of a car that crashed into a telephone pole and after troopers arrived on the scene, Lupia was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent, troopers said. Lupia was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Southampton Court on July 11.Others charged with DWI in last week’s reports include:Joseph Urcuiolio, 40, of Hampton Bays, was arrested by New York State Police for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Montauk Highway near Rebadam Lane in Southampton on May 30. Troopers said he was pulled over for an inadequate muffler and was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Southampton Town Justice Court.Jake Lewis Powers, 22, of Southampton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated by Southampton Village Police on June 2. Police said Powers was driving a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on North Main Street when he was pulled over. Police said the weather was foggy, the road was wet, and Powers was not wearing a helmet.peggy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Cost reduction contract agreed

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And this year’s new optimism is…

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Difficult jurisdictions: Russia

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Juniors gear up for sevens tourney

first_imgSHIFAAN RYKLIEF The grass has been trimmed, the lines drawn and Salt River Blackpool are ready to switch on the floodlights for the second edition of their Super 7s junior tournament, which kicks off on Friday night, April 29.Ambassadors, Chelsea Bridgetown and Silver Spurs are a few of the teams from Athlone’s Local Football Association (LFA) who will play at the Super 7s tournament, at Shelly Road in Salt River. While Woodlands United and Milano United will represent the Mitchell’s Plain LFA.Tournament director, Iqbal Kasker, said they are all set up and ready to go. The seven-a-side three-day tournament will take place on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Last year’s tournament consisted of under-7, 9 and 11 age group divisions, but changed to under-8, 10 and 12 divisions to be in line with the South African Football Association Cape Town (SAFA-CT).Last year, Woodlands United beat Meadowridge 2-0 in the under-7 cup final, and their under-9 team made it to the semi-final of the plate section. This year, they’ve only entered in the under-10 division.The Woodlands youngsters have had a shaky start to the season after losing their two opening games of the season to Cedar United and Morgenster United respectively. At the weekend, they came out in search of their first victory and took an early one goal lead against FC Tafelzucht when Kiyaamodien Darries found the back of the net. FC Tafelzucht pulled one back after the half time break through an own goal, but Woodlands took the lead for a second time when Nathan Mufumbi slotted home a goal. While the three points looked certain for the Woodie Boys, a late penalty for FC Tafelzucht saw them level the score at 2-2 to snatch a point.Woodlands coach, Adiel du Toit, said the club encourages them to participate in the various tournaments in the city so that the players get the opportunity to play against teams from other LFAs.“We are want our players to enjoy playing at other venues and see how they match up against teams at other LFA’s. “We are excited about the tournament because it had a good atmosphere last year and was well organised. The players are motivated and excited about playing in the night game on Friday,” said Du Toit.Meanwhile, Blackpool assistant coach Igsaan Dalwai said the players are eager to defend their title after they won last year’s under-11 cup sections, when they beat PPG Langa 2-0 on penalties following a goalless draw. Camps Bay claimed the under-9 cup when they beat rivals Meadowridge 5-0. Dalwai said they have a new team this season because most of the players had moved to other clubs. But, the newly formed team has done well adjusting to each other and can’t wait to get their boots dirty.“We are very excited going into the tournament, not only because we are the hosts, but we are also the cupholders. We have a fairly new team after most of our players got scouted, so the make-up of this year’s team are players that moved up from under-10. The season has gone well, seeing that it’s their first year playing under-12. “We entered two teams into the division so that everyone gets a fair chance to play,” said Dalwai.Imaan January and Ebrahim Richards now don the Ajax CT jersey; Imaad Jatiem and Niyaaz Lakay moved to Old Mutual Academy, and Aashiq Kasker now plays at Hellenic FC.Defender Imaan, 11, from Mountview, who was spotted by Ajax at last year’s edition, and is excited about the prospect of facing his former team.“I started playing at Blackpool at four years old and was really happy when my father told me that Ajax wants me for a trial. After the tournament, I took part in the Ajax six-month programme and made the final cut. “I’ve played two games so far this season. We won our first game 13-0 against Chelsea and our 8-0 in our second game against Saxon Rovers,” said Imaan.The Grade 6 Golden Grove Primary School pupil was also awarded the Player of the Tournament trophy last year.Apart from the cup and plate winning trophies, there will also be individual awards for the top goal scorer, player of the tournament and goalkeeper of the tournament in each division. And, Kasker said they are ready for kick-off.“Everything is in place from first aid, to ambulance service and fencing. I think it’s going to be an exciting tournament,” said Kasker.last_img read more

Rylands resident runs 22km indoors

first_imgYoussef Kanouni ran a half marathon in his passage. Lockdown is not keeping Youssef Kanouni from running… he’s just doing it in his house.The 46-year-old chairman of the Woodstock Community Policing Forum (CPF) stays in Rylands and runs to keep fit. He’s been doing so for 30 years.Late last month, he ran a house-bound half-marathon, running a 25m distance to his front gate and back to make a 50m lap, which he then ran 440 times to complete 22km.He completed his half marathon in one hour and 53 minutes.To beat the monotony of running from his passage to his gate and back, he listened to music and had his wife, Mushfiqah, cheering him on and recording his efforts on Facebook Live where his friends all over the world could watch.“I received positive feedback from many people who watched me, saying that they like it and it is motivating them during this coronavirus crisis,” he said.Covid-19 lockdown was not an excuse for people to turn into couch potatoes, Mr Kanouni said. “They need to stop sitting on the couch and watching hours of television. “Even if they can take a short walk in the yard, it can help with their blood circulation.”Neighbourhood Watches and CPFs aren’t considered essential services during lockdown, but Mr Kanouni is still staying on top of his CPF duties, albeit remotely.“I still have constant contact with Woodstock police and law enforcement in the WhatsApp chat groups. I am in contact with the ward councillor Dave Bryant and even Premier Alan Winde.”The Woodstock community was also still in touch with him, and he was glad to assist them in whatever way he could, he said. A veteran of 10 Peninsula Marathons, 10 Two Oceans marathons and nine Comrades, he is now planning on doing the equivalent of a Two Oceans, a full 56km ultra distance, in his house.last_img read more